First off, lets begin with a quick summary on what Pennsylvania Bluestone is. This stone can be used for various applications with mortar or dry settings. It also comes in two main color combinations, different shapes, textures, sizes, and thicknesses. Some pros we previously mentioned on ‘What is Pennsylvania Bluestone?’ post is the durability, it can be cut to achieve a fine or natural look, and it can be found within the United States. For these reasons, Bluestone is often used for flooring.
Some of the applications for Bluestone flooring are:
A quick refresher on sizes and colors! There are two sizes, one is 1” (actually ¾”- 1 ¾”) and the other is 1.5” (1½ ”-2”). There are two main colors, Blue-blue (different shades of blues) and Mixed-color (different shades of blue with a range of green shades, rust, browns, lilac, and hints of old gold).
What thickness to choose?
The 1” stone is most used on mortar set, and the 1.5” is used for dry settings. Although Bluestone flagstone for these applications is available in all irregular shapes, the most popular is the cut pattern which come in standard sizes with 6” increments. All of the cut pattern sizes are ½” smaller to allow it to be put down with mortar joint.
These are the cut pattern sizes:
12” x 12”
12” x 18”
12” x 24”
12” x 30”
12” x 36”
18” x 18”
18” x 24”
18” x 30”
18” x 36”
24” x 24”
24” x 30”
24” x 36”
Bluestone flagstone can be ordered in any special order size to create custom designs/ patterns for different applications such as patios, walls, etc. Some other special orders could be custom sized step treads as well. For more information, check out our other posts!
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